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female transport
by Steve Gooch
April 23-May 2, 2004

Photo: Damon Meledones

The Department of Theatre presents Female Transport by Steve Gooch, directed by Christopher Owens. It’s 1807 and the petty crimes of a hundred women have resulted in their forced transportation to the British penal colony of Australia. What begins as a riotous group of disparate cellmates transforms during the six month sea journey to a tough, unified matriarchal society—ready to change the wild land they are about to inhabit into a more just place than the England they left behind. As songs of the period punctuate and underscore the action, these women strive to prove themselves more civilized below deck than their male captors above.

Direction: Christopher Owens
Set Design: William T. Brown
Costume Design: Karen Murphy
Light/Sound Design: Terry Cobb
Vocal Director: Lynn Watson
Original Music/Arrangements: Ron Barnett
Fight Director: Paul Gallagher

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